Sunday, September 25, 2011

R.I.P Toddy Dog 1997 - 2011

The flag was at half mast at the Yea household over the weekend as we remembered our fallen comrade.

Toddy has been Shane and my companion since he was 1 - years before we were married or had kids. We loved him dearly but unfortunately it was time and we had to put him down on Fri arvo. Shane bought him home and we buried him under his fav tree (below).

We have all loved his company over the last 13 years .....he was quite the disruptive pup which provoked us to getting Bark Busters in, after which he was the most beautiful, loving and wonderfully natured companion. We have called him the million dollar dog for a long time now because for a RSPCA rescue dog he has sure cost us some serious money at the vets.... He has been:

attacked by other dogs,
run over,
operated on for foreign objects in his intestines,
stuck in the eye by a black boy spike,
treated for snake bites and ticks,
medicated after putting his back out by hitting a shed,
operated on to remove cancerous lumps,
and well medicated to help with his arthritis,
but finally it was old age and a disease called geriatric vestibular ( affecting his balance and coordination) that got the better of him.

(when going through the photos i found some of him each year for three years wearing one of these buckets - it got to the point I could tell that he was actually embarrassed by them)

He had recovered mostly from the vestibular but he wasn't like he should be, often falling and tripping on his own feet, he was still happy but just going through the motions - he got up, went to his favourite blackboy and slept there until it was time for dinner ..... he wanted to run and play with Koda but couldn't quite be bothered and was still happy to see us when we came home, enough to wag his tail but not enough to bother getting up.

You were a truly fantastic dog, pet, friend, and companion
We love you buddy.....

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